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 Fatima Yasmin, secretary, Economic Relations Division of the Government of Bangladesh and Asian Development Bank (ADB) Manmohan Parkash, country director signed an agreement for $100 million in concessional loan on behalf as representatives of their respective organizations, reports TBSnews.
 The loan is for the project to expand the coverage of an ongoing rural road network improvement project in Bangladesh, connecting the rural population to agricultural lands, markets and services.
 “The project will contribute to the government’s efforts for faster socio-economic recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic. The expanded project will benefit around 90 million inhabitants in 34 districts with access to better health services, education, employment opportunities, markets and other government services,” said Manmohan Parkash.
 “In addition to generating 1.73 million person-days of employment through infrastructure spending, the additional financing will also widen the opportunities for women and children to have easier and safer access to education, emergency health services, and other essential social services in any weather condition,” he added.